Caught up in your regular routine? Become a part of Eckley’s volunteer program. Eckley volunteers are given the ability to explore new experiences, meet new people, and be a part of history, all while helping save the past. The Eckley museum provides a family-friendly environment for adults and children of all ages and backgrounds to learn about the immigrant coal mining families who worked and lived in northeastern Pennsylvania. Volunteer meetings are held the second Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Visitors’ Center. Everyone is welcome.
New volunteers are able to assist the village in various capacities all year through. Volunteerism includes, but is not limited to:
- Being a tour guide
- Event planning
- Re-enacting history and being a living history demonstrator
- Assisting with grounds and building maintenance
- Representing Eckley within the community at festivals, informational sessions, and parades
If you wished to learn a new skill, such as washing clothing with a washboard and wringer, making roof shingles, etc., training is always available during special events. If you wish to become a tour guide, you will be given a tour guide training manual and shadow guided tours during the tour season until you feel ready to be an independent guide.
Note: Children and teenagers are always welcome to participate and learn at Eckley Miners’ Village. All juveniles 17 and under, however, must have an adult volunteer with him/her and provide supervision at all times.
If you have any questions or would like to register as a new volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole Negron, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (570)636-2070.